Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for Licensed Social Workers in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:
- There are over 188,401 Licensed Social Workers currently employed in the United States.
- 83.9% of all Licensed Social Workers are women, while 16.1% are men.
- The average age of an employed Licensed Social Worker is 44 years old.
- The most common ethnicity of Licensed Social Workers is White (66.9%), followed by Black or African American (15.0%) and Hispanic or Latino (12.4%).
- The majority of Licensed Social Workers are located in NY, New York and OH, Columbus.
- Licensed Social Workers are most in-demand in New York, NY.
- Licensed Social Workers are paid an average annual salary of $55,627.
- Sacramento, CA pays an annual average wage of $95,277, the highest in the US.
- Licensed Social Workers average starting salary is $41,000.
- In 2021, women earned 103% of what men earned.
- The top 10% of highest-paid Licensed Social Workers earn as much as $74,000 or more.
- California is the best state for Licensed Social Workers to live.
- Licensed Social Workers are more likely to work at Private companies in comparison to Government companies.
Licensed Social Worker Statistics By Gender
Among Licensed Social Workers, 83.9% of them are women compared to 16.1% which are men.
- Female, 83.9%
- Male, 16.1%
Licensed Social Workers By Gender
Gender Pay Gap For Licensed Social Worker
Women Earn $1.03 For Every $1 Earned By Men
Licensed Social Worker Male to Female Ratio
We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, Public Health Worker and Rehabilitation Engineer have the biggest difference in gender.
|Certified Lactation Counselor||3%||97%|
|Licensed Social Worker||16%||84%|
|Public Health Worker||81%||19%|
Licensed Social Worker Statistics By Race
The most common ethnicity among Licensed Social Workers is White, which makes up 66.9% of all Licensed Social Workers. Comparatively, there are 15.0% of the Black or African American ethnicity and 12.4% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.
- White, 66.9%
- Black or African American, 15.0%
- Hispanic or Latino, 12.4%
- Unknown, 2.2%
- Asian, 2.1%
- American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.4%
Licensed Social Worker Race
|Licensed Social Worker Race||Percentages|
|Black or African American||15.0%|
|Hispanic or Latino||12.4%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||1.4%|
Licensed Social Worker Wage Gap By Race
|Black or African American||$56,538|
|Hispanic or Latino||$59,512|
Licensed Social Worker JOBS
Average Age of a Licensed Social Worker
We determined the average age of Licensed Social Workers based on ethnicity and gender.
Licensed Social Worker Age By Race
|Race||Male Age||Female Age|
|Black or African American||48||41|
|Hispanic or Latino||40||41|
Licensed Social Worker Age Breakdown
This chart breaks down the ages of Licensed Social Worker employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of Licensed Social Workers is 40+ years old, which represents 66% of the population.
Licensed Social Worker Age
|Licensed Social Worker Years||Percentages|
Types of Licensed Social Worker Degree Levels
The most common degree for Licensed Social Workers is Bachelor's Degree 55% of Licensed Social Workers earn that degree. A close second is Master's Degree with 38% and rounding it off is Associate Degree with 5%.
- Bachelors, 55%
- Masters, 38%
- Associate, 5%
- Doctorate, 1%
- Other Degrees, 1%
Licensed Social Workers By Education
|Licensed Social Worker Degree||Percentages|
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Licensed Social Worker Wage Gap By Education
|High School Diploma or Less||$50,613|
|Some College/ Associate Degree||$49,469|
Licensed Social Worker Employment Statistics
This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ Licensed Social Workers. We found that the most common company type is Private. In addition, the industry that employs the most Licensed Social Workers is the Health Care industry.
We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire Licensed Social Workers.
< 50 employees
50 - 100 employees
100 - 500 employees
500 - 1,000 employees
1,000 - 10,000 employees
Licensed Social Worker Jobs By Employer Size
|< 50 employees||4%|
|50 - 100 employees||8%|
|100 - 500 employees||20%|
|500 - 1,000 employees||19%|
|1,000 - 10,000 employees||37%|
|> 10,000 employees||13%|
The Types Of Companies Licensed Social Worker Work In
Employees with the Licensed Social Worker job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most Licensed Social Workers prefer to work at Private companies over Government companies.
Licensed Social Worker Jobs By Sector
Top Industries Hiring Licensed Social Workers
Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ Licensed Social Workers. Those industries include Health Care, Non Profits and Professional.
Licensed Social Worker Turnover And Employment Statistics
The Average Number of Years That Licensed Social Worker Stay in a Job
By looking over 2,431 Licensed Social Workers resumes, we figured out that the average Licensed Social Worker enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 29%.
Less than one year
Licensed Social Worker Tenure
|Number or Years||Percentages|
|Less than 1 year||16%|
Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Licensed Social Workers with Other Job Titles
After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to Licensed Social Workers.
|Job Title||LGBT||Job Openings|
|Anger Control Counselor||13.47%||69,109|
|Veterans Rehabilitation Counselor||18.25%||37,247|
|Licensed Social Worker||19.71%|
|Marriage And Family Social Worker||22.96%||73,125|
Foreign Languages Spoken By Licensed Social Workers
The most common foreign language among Licensed Social Workers is Spanish at 63.8%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is Chinese at 4.3% and Russian is the third-most popular at 4.3%.
- Spanish, 63.8%
- Chinese, 4.3%
- Russian, 4.3%
- Portuguese, 2.9%
- Italian, 2.9%
- Other, 21.8%
Licensed Social Worker Languages Spoken